Finding Atlantis

A True Story of Genius, Madness and An Extraordinary Quest for A Lost World

King, David

Book - 2005
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Finding Atlantis
The untold story of a Renaissance man on an adventurous hunt for a lost civilization-an epic quest through castles, courts, mythologies, and the spectacular world of the imagination. What do the gods of Mount Olympus have in common with the gods of Valhalla? What do these, in turn, have to do with the pharaohs of Egypt, and the glories of fabled Atlantis? In 1679, Olof Rudbeck stunned the world with the answer: they could all be traced to an ancient lost civilization that once thrived in the far north of Rudbeck's native Sweden. He would spend the last thirty years of his life hunting for the evidence. 300 years later, his story appears in English for the first time, a narrative of discovery as well as a cautionary tale about the dangerous dance of genius and madness.--From publisher description.

Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2005
ISBN: 1400047528
Characteristics: x, 309 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm


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Apr 30, 2008
  • RonNasty64 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a great book about a great man and many of his quests, about which Atlantis takes the forefront. It delivers a great depiction of Olof Rudbeck and the many projects he stands behind, of which Atlantis, would be his ultimate work. I am left with a desire to visit Sweden. The only thing I would have liked to see in this book, would be a map of Rudbeck's Sweden.


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